Monday, November 12, 2007

Donuts. Is there anything they can't do?

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You know what, I just don’t feel like cooking.

Normally, if I somehow don’t have the urge to cook, I will anyway since it’s a cost-effective and personal way of getting food into my body. Usually I actually try to embrace some of the rare times when I don’t feel like cooking, or don’t have the time and/or energy to. In my last post, when I was sick, I didn’t and so I ordered some pho. Other times, I’ll take advantage of the time enjoy a local restaurant or design my own organic stir fry from nearby New Season's Market.

So, why don’t I feel like cooking?
True, I’m tired from my weekend trip to Seattle for CoffeeFest – which I will get to tomorrow.
Is it the fall blues? The fact that I haven’t gone to a farmer’s market in a couple weeks? My empty refrigerator post-weekend-trip? The dining out we did?

The fact that there’s a dozen Mighty O Donuts sitting at home, and above?

All of the above. Mostly the last one. Which was surprisingly easy to get to via public transportation.

Thomas and I sat down in the shop, and each ate one (pumpkin for me, glazed for him) and had a house of coffee (Stumptown is making the moves on Seattle!). I bit into mine, and it was so moist and lightly pumpkiny and spiced and just enough glaze and wonderful that I thought I become a puddle of contentness on the floor.

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In case you’re wondering……there’s Pumpkin, Glazed, Lemon Poppyseed, Chocolate Coconut, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Chocolate Mint Grasshopper, Raspberry, Coconut & Nutty French Toast.

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In all seriousness, I will probably not only eat donuts for dinner because I'm craving cauliflower, randomly, but don't be surprised if I complain of a bellyache during tomorrow VeganMoFo.

21 comments:

Taylor said...

So many people are posting about vegan donuts! It's making me very jealous.

Vegan_Noodle said...

You just should not be allowed to post such tempting photos when the rest of us can't have the Mighty-O!! My sis lives in Seattle though, maybe I need to beg her to fed-ex me some asap...

Cherie said...

Oh, the chocolate peanut butter and the pumpkin ones sound really good. I had a tasty one from Vegan Treats the other day, Boston creme.

sarchan said...

Those doughnuts are so lovely looking. I can see why you wouldn't bother to cook.

b36Kitchen said...

Peter wonders why I want to go to Seattle one day. I'm going to show him those donuts!

vegfabulous said...

imagery overload with those photos! I am not a big donut eater since they make me feel like a fat ass, but then again i have never eaten a vegan donut. Are they somehow lighter? I Need to stop by Voodoo one day.

Anonymous said...

You should post these pics to the Flickr "donut whores" group!

bazu said...

Oh my gosh, I can't handle reading all the orgasmic reviews of Mighty O donuts lately! I might just have to run away from home, move cross-country, and camp out in front of their shop permanently!

Oh, and I know exactly how you feel- some days just aren't cooking days. When I get back from traveling, it's a good 2-3 days before I really get back in the swing of things and get cooking again.

Kittee said...

indeed. indeed. did you make it the globe, too?

xo
kittee

vegetalion said...

I have to be careful not to drool on the keyboard... I'm so jealous!

Tofu Mom (AKA Tofu-n-Sprouts) said...

Just so you know... You can stick these in freezer-ziploc bags and freeze them!! Just pull out of the freezer when you get that donut craving and they thaw in 1/2 an hour or so... and stay fresh MUCH longer than if they're just sitting on your counter..

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

I can taste the pumpkin donut if I try hard enough. SO jealous! I need to obtain some more with a quickness!

Michelle said...

jess!

oh my, memories!

i am excited to see you today!

love,
michelle

Ashasarala said...

I've been hearing so much about these magnificent Mighty O Donuts, it's making me jealous! Ah, and now you tease with a picture! ;)

I must learn how to make wondrous donuts myself since I don't see one opening up in Boston any time soon!

SaraJane said...

oh, yum! The chocolate rsspberry is my favorite. Make sure to have one of those if you got one.

I must say, I totally love how Mighty-O is sorta nestled in the middle of a neighborhood. It makes me feel like it's our own vegan secret or something.

Anonymous said...

Must make a trip to Seattle for donuts!
Craving cauliflower? I have been so into this recipe lately- it's form the "bride & groom cookbook" totally not vegan, won it at a wedding show, but contains this deliciousness:
Spicy Italian Style Cauliflower
heat: 3 tbsp olive oil med heat
add: 1 head cauliflower (about 2lbs) chopped into chunks including the stem
allow to sizzle & brown, about 4 min.
add: 1/2 tsp salt, 3 Tbsp capers, rinsed, 2tsp lemon zest, 3 cloves minced garlic, 1/4 tsp red chili flakes, 3 Tbsp chopped black or green olives
cook, stirring often, until cauliflower is golden brown & the other ingrediants have caramelized & flavours have melded, 10-15 min, scraping pan to loosen bits.
adjust seasoning, serve at once.
yummy!
Sarah T from Vancouver

urban vegan said...

They look mighty good. I'd eat them for b'fast, lunch, dinner and snack if I had them here.

Vegyogini said...

I so wish they would ship me one of each of those donuts. How much harm could come to them on the short trip from Seattle to L.A.?

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

thanks for the recipe, Sarah! It could be up my alley.. I actually held off on the cauliflower last night after I remembered how much they cost from my supermarket, actually picking it up, seeing the price per lb and realizing I had 4 lbs of cauliflower...
we went with burritos instead, a joint, easy to make effort.

Emilie said...

oh such jealousy!

The FR girl said...

Next time you come to Seattle you should come visit us at Field Roast and we could give you some yummy vegan foodstuffs... no donuts though...